Evaluation of a rule-based approach for context-aware services

P. Dockhorn Costa, João Andrade Almeida, Luis Ferreira Pires, Marten J. van Sinderen

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    In previous work we have proposed a rule-based platform to support context-aware service development. Rules are used to detect relevant situations in the users’ context and to trigger actions in response to context changes. Rule-based solutions offer flexibility with respect to service maintainability, since rules can be modified and added at runtime. However, rule-based systems are often criticized for being monolithic systems that only perform adequately for rather static datasets, which would imply that these systems are not capable of providing the performance and scalability required by large scale context-aware services. In this paper we show that this criticism does not always hold by evaluating our distributed rule-based implementation and demonstrating the suitability of this approach for highly dynamic context-aware services.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conferences, GlobeCom 2008
    Place of PublicationRed Hook, NY, USA
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2324-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2008 IEEE Global Communications Conferences, GLOBECOM 2008: Building A Better World Through Communications - Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, United States
    Duration: 30 Nov 20084 Dec 2008

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    ISSN (Print)1930-529X


    Conference2008 IEEE Global Communications Conferences, GLOBECOM 2008
    Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM
    CountryUnited States
    CityNew Orleans
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    • METIS-255034
    • IR-62633
    • EWI-14671

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